… a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, … Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. Mark 10:17-18
Mark’s author has Jesus make a clear distinction between himself and God. Those who worship Jesus as God try to get around statements like this one with the doctrine of the Trinity. Which is a pretty good approach, except that we’ve allowed ourselves to blur the distinction between “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”
The excerpt above is one that we need to hold up like a mirror every time we’re tempted to fudge the meaning of our Gospels so that we can take the easy way out in understanding the past, the present, and most importantly, the future of our faith.
- Theology Thursday (doodledaddy.wordpress.com)